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    Quilting 101: How to Cut Fabric

    Hey guys! I’m back with another fun video in my Quilting 101 series.  I hope you enjoyed last week’s video where we learned all about fabric. And today I’m going to show you my methods for cutting up all of that pretty fabric! Cutting accurate pieces is one of the first steps to creating a … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: Teacher Organization Tips

    Hey guys! I’m back today with another Tip Tuesday video for you all! Today I’m going to share my tips for organizing your school room, teaching supplies, and record keeping. We’ll also discuss some things to consider when choosing a space for your homeschool as well as a few organizational tips that … [Read More...]

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    Baker’s Dozen Quilt Kit Giveaway!

    Hey guys! I have a super fun giveaway for you all today. As many of you know Stitches_N_Giggles4U is one of my favorite Etsy shops and she is always up for doing a fun giveaway for my readers. Now I know it’s mid summer for most of us, but that’s the perfect time to start a Christmas quilt! Yep, … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth: Germany Unit Study

      Guten Tag! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Germany! My husband’s family is German, so this was a special week for us. We even sampled some of his grandma’s butter ball soup and homemade kraut burgers! Yum!   Here are some more of the things we covered this … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Choose Fabric

    Hey guys! I’m back with another fun video in my Quilting 101 series. Today we’re talking all about fabric! I’m going to show you all about precuts and yardage, share what I like to buy. And then I’ll share some of my favorite places to get my fabric too!   Fabric is one of my favorite … [Read More...]

JUN
12
2016

6th Grade Top Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing our top 6th grade homeschool curriculum picks! We’ve gotten to the point where we’re pretty pleased with our line up of curriculum. While I like to do a variety of student independent as well as teacher led activities I like to start introducing a little more independent work at this grade level. I think it helps make the transition to 7th grade and above where a lot of their work becomes more independent a bit easier. So let’s get started! Here are the basic subjects that I suggest you cover for 6th grade. Of course you’ll want to make sure to check with your state requirements to make sure you’re including anything specifically required by your district. The * indicates subjects that are usually optional. *Art Bible Reading Math Handwriting Spelling English/Grammar *Music Social Studies/History Science/Health *PE Typing Vocabulary Writing If you’d like to see how I schedule out our 6th grade … [Read more...]

JUN
08
2016

2016-2017 8×10 Homeschool Lesson Planner

Hi fellow homeschoolers! I have another fun and colorful planner designed for homeschool lesson planning to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you might need! The 2016-2017 8x10 Lesson Planner is an 8x10 full sheet planner for those of you who like more room! You can use this for your own teacher lesson planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you might need! What’s included? This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the August 2016 – July 2017 school year. This planner is portrait format for easier printing and binding. Planner runs from August 2016 – July 2017 2016-2017 year-at-a-glance pages Monthly overview pages Weekly planning pages Notes pages A reading logs for each month Grade book to help keep track of grades for the year Attendance tracking Homeschool Extra Forms This … [Read more...]

JUN
07
2016

Quilting 101: Recommended Supplies Part 1

Hi everyone! We’re in full summer mode over here at the Confessions household. And most of you who follow me on Instagram know that I’ve been quilting up a storm! Well, I have something exciting for you guys too! I’ve had a ton of questions on how to get started quilting, so I thought it would be super fun to do a video series on quilting. We’re going to cover everything from what supplies you need, how to pick a good machine, plus learn all about fabric. Then we’re going to start from the very beginning learning all of the basics you need to know to be able to make your own amazing quilts! I thought summer would be a great time to do that since we’re out of school and I hope you all enjoy it as well. I also have some great giveaways for each of my videos to help you guys get started gathering supplies and fabric too! So make sure to come back here after you watch the video and enter to win! So let’s get started with today’s video! We’re going to start at the very … [Read more...]

JUN
06
2016

Homeschooling 101: How to Choose Curriculum

Hi homeschoolers! I’m back today with a fun video series for you. Along with my Tip Tuesday homeschool tips, I’m also filming a Homeschooling 101 How To series to help you get started homeschooling! In today’s video I’m talking about the hardest part of getting started, how to choose your curriculum. Now after 9 years of homeschooling one thing I’ve figured out is that unfortunately there isn’t one perfect all encompassing curriculum out there. We’re all different in our needs and what works best for us and our families. But the good news is that there is a ton of various curriculum out there to fit your needs! So let’s get started talking about how to go about choosing what’s best for your family.   Watch: Homeschooling 101: How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum   Links from the video: COAH Community  Curriculum Forum   To keep up with our shenanigans, feel free to follow me: YouTube Channel: … [Read more...]

JUN
01
2016

2016-2017 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook

Good morning everyone! I’m back today with another fun freebie for you. It’s my updated 2016-2017 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook! While the current version runs through the end of July, I’ve had so many requests for next year’s notebook that I decided to release it early!   This one of course has the updated traceable calendars for 2016-2017, as well as all of the other goodies! And it has a fun new cover too! Since I have had a lot of people say they start school in July I went ahead and overlapped this one with last years notebook. So the calendars will go from July 2016 – August 2017. I hope that helps some of you out! –> Download the 2016-2017 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook here <–   The Preschool Daily Learning Notebook includes: What day is it? Find today’s number Write today’s number Write today’s number word I made a printable for each weekday, Monday through Friday, with traceable days on it for preschoolers. On this … [Read more...]

MAY
31
2016

CHEC Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference

Hi everyone! I have a fun giveaway for you today! Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or just getting started, homeschool conventions are a great way to see curriculum in person, attend helpful workshops, and talk to vendors! And guess what? The annual Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference is the largest home education event in the region! And they were kind enough to provide me with a family pass to giveaway to one of you! Yay!!   Join thousands of others at the Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference for three days full of home education and Christian family discipleship workshop sessions (90+ workshops with 25+ speakers), a huge curriculum fair (with 200+ vendor booths, a youth vendor area, and a used curriculum sale), a family movie night, and extra help for those just beginning homeschooling. Where? The conference is held in the Denver Mart located at 451 East 58th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 When? June 16-18, 2016   Find out more information: Check out the … [Read more...]

MAY
30
2016

June 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

School is out for summer! Whoohoo! I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited I could pee! But I won’t. Because that would be gross. And also not fitting for a monthly meal plan post. But I really am so excited to be done with school this year. I can’t wait for long summer days, sippin’ sweet tea on the front porch, and hanging out at the pool. Oooh, and grilling up some yummy summer food too! Since my plan is to relax and have fun, I don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen all summer. But I do like to make fresh salads, fruit salsas, and grill up a storm! So if that sounds good to you…here’s my way of keeping it simple for the summer! Oh, and don’t worry I’ll be back next week with all new Tip Tuesdays for you all! Yay! Hope my monthly meal plans help you as much as they do me!     Download the 2016 June Monthly Meal Plan: 2016 June Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2016 June Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can … [Read more...]

MAY
29
2016

Happy Memorial Day 2016!

Hi friends! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s sale and were able to get some great deals! Since today is a holiday I will be spending time with my family and hopefully enjoying some nice weather. They’re calling for rain so we’ll have to see. I think someone forgot to remind Colorado that it’s typically sunny out! Anyhoo… I’d like to take time today to thank all of the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed forces. I’d also like to encourage you to pray for their families and our nation. A Little History For those of you who don’t know, Memorial Day (originally named Decoration Day) originated after the American Civil war to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Though there were other instances of decorating soldiers’ graves, the first publicized observance of this holiday was held on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. The event was covered by the New York Tribune and many other national … [Read more...]

MAY
26
2016

LAST DAY!! 40% Off Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

Hey guys! Today is the LAST day for my 40% off sale! Unfortunately sale prices will not be honored after tonight at midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in before then! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year! (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) How it works: Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get an additional 10% OFF if you purchase 2 or more items totaling 40% off. Please NOTE: The Literature Mega Packs and Scientist Mega Packs do not count towards the multiple item discount because are already discounted as a bundle. TODAY’S FEATURED PRODUCTS: Planners: As most of you know, I have several varieties of planners you can use. I have homeschool lesson planners, a traditional day … [Read more...]

MAY
25
2016

40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale Day 4!

Welcome to day 4 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 30% OFF, plus by 2 or more qualifying products and get an additional 10% discount for a total of 40% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter! How it works: Just to keep things simple and easy, there is no need for a coupon code this time around. Instead, I’ve just marked everything in my store on sale for 30% OFF, plus you’ll get an additional 10% OFF if … [Read more...]